January 16, 2010

On The Nightstand

Quite a few of you do these posts, but it wasn't until Kathy (Sheep Thrills Farm) in particular asked the question,
OK…What’s in YOUR stack to read?
So here it is!

Can click photo to enlarge.

My stack of books changes almost weekly, and as you can see, I make extensive use of my public library. Because of the library stickers, here's my list in text including title and author:

The Friendly Persuasion , Jessamyn West (got this one from one of Cathy's reading lists)

Living with Goats: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Herd
, Margaret Hathaway

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens
, Gail Damerow

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats
, Jerry Belanger

Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock
, Jay Rossier

Edible Forest Gardens, Volume I: Ecological Vision, Theory for Temperate Climate Permaculture
, Dave Jacke

Edible Forest Gardens, Vol. 2: Ecological Design And Practice For Temperate-Climate Permaculture
, Dave Jacke (these last two from Katrien)

13 comments:

Julie said...

Now that's my kind of reading!

Maries Cottage said...

Very cool to see what's in your stack.....I am not reading like I should, I love to read, it just seems that three little peoples need my attention! ;-) I am not good at multi-tasking like some.

Annie said...

At the moment I'm reading Stephen Fry's The Hippopotamus (the Dutch translation of it) I'm not quite sure I like it much. One of the next books I'll read is the last of the three Stieg Larsson books. And I treated myself to 4 knitting books this week. I'll write about those in my blog. I ought to put a translator on my book blog... Don't quite know how to do that. It's fascinating to see what people are reading!

Leigh said...

Thanks Julie, now how about a reading post from you!

Maries Cottage, I have to admit that I usually only have time to read at bedtime. But, reading to children counts! Maybe you could do a childrens reading stack and pick out one book for yourself too.

Annie, now you've got me curious about The Hippopotamus. I may have to check it out. At least you have some fiber books to read! Shamefully I don't have any on the nightstand.

Life Looms Large said...

My too tall, almost toppling over stack of nightstand books is much messier than yours.

Reading is another place where I love to start things, but don't finish. So partially read books pile up and up.

Looks like you'll be an expert gardener by the time you plow through that stack! (Plow....I'm so funny!)

Read on!
Sue

Benita said...

Let's see "Over My Dead Body" A Nero Wolfe Mystery by Rex Stout.

Can you believe I'm reading only ONE book right now? What is wrong with me?

Must find more books....

Woolly Bits said...

no nightstand with books - I never read in bed:)) but - I am about to finish Stieg Larssons "girl who played with fire" - and looking forward to the 3rd book of the series... before that I'll read the 2nd of celine kiernan's trilogy though - took me long enough to get to a shop to buy it:)) no practical books for me just now....

Leigh said...

Aw Sue, the least I could do was straighten the stack. ;) I have to admit that a lot of those books (the non-fiction ones) I don't read cover to cover. I treat them more like reference books and read what's relevant for the moment. I figure I can always come back to them as needed.

Benita, I only read one fiction book at a time. But I love have several others to choose from depending on my mood. All the books in my current stack are fascinating to me.

Bettina, do you have a library close by? I love to browse book shops but I always spend too much when I'm at one. Of course, then there's Amazon.com ....

Woolly Bits said...

I think I must be one of the best "customers" in the local library and luckily I can borrow from the whole of the county via my local library! I figure the 1 euro per book I order like this is well worth it! I'd need a credit card to order from amazon - which can be a nuisance, but also safer (I'd probably blow the budget at amazon if I had a card:))....

Lee said...

I'm so jealous that you have copies of Edible Forest Gardening! I really want that set of books, but I've been resisting a purchase until I read the two permaculture books already on my shelf -- Introduction to Permaculture and Gaia's Garden.

That said, I've been on an rare fiction-reading kick since December of whatever my wife leaves lying around, mainly books by Lee Child and Dick Francis so far.

Leigh said...

Lee I wish I could say that those Edible Forest volumes are mine. As you know they are quite pricey so I am fortunate that my local library has them!

Tom Stewart said...

Leigh,
I found your blog at "A home grown journal" and I went back to the begining. Reading Blogs has become an addition for me! But reading books is another pass time. I finished the "Sookie Stackhouse" series and I will be rereading a "Tom Clancy" novel soon. But the best book I have read latly is "The Dirty life, Of farm, food and love" Non-fiction and a great read.

Leigh said...

Tom, welcome! Thank you for your kind works and interest in my blog. After reading your comment I went to my county library's website to request Kristin Kimball's book. I appreciate the suggestion!